John 3:8

The wind blows where it wills, and you hear the sound thereof, but can not tell from where it came, and where it goes: so is everyone that is born of the Spirit.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
The Spirit breatheth where he will. The Protestant translation has the wind: and so it is expounded by St. Chrysostom and St. Cyril on this verse; as if Christ compared the motions of the Holy Spirit to the wind, of which men can give so little account, whence it comes, or whither it goes. Yet many others, as St. Augustine, St. Ambrose and St. Gregory, understand this expression of the Holy Spirit, of whom it can only be properly said, that he breatheth where he will. (Witham)

Ignatius of Antioch

AD 108
For though some would have deceived me according to the flesh, yet the Spirit, as being from God, is not deceived. For it knows both whence it comes and whither it goes,

On Re-Baptism (Anonymous)

AD 300
And the Spirit, indeed, continues to this day invisible to men, as the Lord says, "The Spirit breathes where He will; and thou knowest not whence He cometh, or whither He goeth."

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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